Tuesday, August 28, 2001

"Because I Burned My It All (my cash)" - adapted by Marc Sirkin

Adapted from Afroman's "Because I Got High"

I was gonna go public until I burned it all
I gonna get filthy rich and buy a big house but then I burned it all
my mind is still messed up and I know why
- cause I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I was gonna build my dream but then I burned it all
I coulda worked smart and I coulda managed my cash but I burned it all
I gonna try again someday and I know why
- cause I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I was gonna release working software but then I burned it all
I just hired a COO but I burned it all
now I'll have to start again and I know why
- cause I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I was gonna do an IPO before I burned it all
I was gonna pay my vendors but then I burned it all
they took all my stock away and I know why
- cause I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I wasn't gonna run from the VC's because I burned it all
I was gonna raise more money but had to stop after I burned it all
Now I know better - because I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I was gonna pay my employees until I burned it all
I was gonna gamble what was left on black but then I burned it all
now their taking my servers and I know why
- because I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I was gonna make a few aquisitions but then I burned it all
I was gonna get acquired too but then I burned it all
now I'm giving up and I know why
- cause I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I messed up my entire plan because I burned it all
I forgot that cash is king and I burned it all
now I'm sleeping on the sidewalk and I know why
- cause I burned it all [repeat 3X]

I'm gonna stop whining this song because I burned it all
I'm whining this whole thing wrong because I burned it all
and if I can't get more money well I know why
- cause I burned it all[repeat 3X]

Thursday, August 23, 2001

So... I've landed a new job! Here's the thing - as I accepted my new job, I was offered the opportunity to potentially join yet another struggling technology infrastructure company. The fact that I EVEN contemplated and at one point convinced myself that this was a GREAT opportunity proved to me that GREED still lives in me... the job paid a hell of a lot more than my new gig but it would involve:

- long hours
- lots of travel
- high pressure meetings
- having to deal with a tech company that thinks it knows something no one else does - yea, sure, right-o!

Thank God that they reconsidered their offer at the last minute. So I wasted an afternoon talking with their CEO, several VP's and a very nice HR lady... I was going to join.. sign on the dot.com line, make my deal with the devil etc... But instead - I got a reprieve and a reality check. They said "We just can't move fast enough for your time table." Considering that I could have put my other job in jeopardy and that they couldn't sack up and make a decision, I think I got the best deal after all - more time with my girls. Cool!

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

I've started a new blog which will chronicle my descent into the world of Network Marketing. Click here to read what's up.

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

I own options in 3 companies that have no chance of ever, ever making money... damn, I wish I had been working for a gold watch or a pension plan. What a fucking joke.